Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
california right now. plus 400 other first responders and repair crews ready to go. plus 1200 customer service reps ready for whatever the weather will bring. >> we will try to minimize the impact. >> reporter: the california highway patrol is ready, too. >> we're always ready. we're expecting lots of crashes. >> if you crash, drive off the freeway, if you can, if you can't, stay in the car with your seat belt on. the best edadvice is to be safen the first place. slow down and pay attention. >> put your phones away. no texting and driving. no talking on the cell phone. >> reporter: we found drivers getting ready for the rain before a single drop fell, changing out windchill wipers. >> leaving a little early because i know there's going to be more craziness on the road than usual. >> now if you come across a downed power line in the roadway, pg&e says assume it's a live wire and therefore dangerous. call in a professional. if you lose power at your home, you can report it. the outage line is 1-800-pgh-5002. you can follow them on twitter. if you hit standing water, don't hit the brakes.